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Srinagar: The government on Wednesday extended ban on high-speed internet in all but two districts of Jammu and Kashmir till October 21.

“Inputs from the law enforcement agencies suggest that concerted efforts continue to be made by Pakistan, with the help of separatists/anti-national elements within the J&K to facilitate infiltration of (militants), which depends heavily on high speed internet as also propagate (militancy) by misuse of social media through circulation of provocative audio/video content, fake news, and coordination of (militant) activities, which too rely upon high speed mobile connectivity,” Shaleen Kabra, Principal Secretary Home Department said in an order issued today.

Considering the position and reports of the law enforcement agencies, inter-alia bringing out the necessity of speed related restrictions on mobile data services to prevent its misuse, the Pricipal secretary ordered that directions issued on September 08 shall continue to remain in force till October 21 October unless modified.

So, barring Ganderbal and Udhampur districts, internet with 4G ban remain in effect for the time being.


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